GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Healey Dell

2 miles (3 km)

This lovely little nature reserve in Whitworth has lots of nice footpaths to follow through a densley wooded valley. You can enjoy the rushing water of the River Spodden with pretty waterfalls and lots of wildlife to look out for. There's also water mills, picnic areas and the impressive 1867 Healey Dell Viaduct. The reserve has good facilities with a visitor centre providing lots of helpful information and a nice cafe.
The reserve is in a great location for extending your walking in the area as there are number of waymarked footpaths to pick up. If you head west you can climb to Hunger Hill and Forsyth Brow before coming to Greenbooth Reservoir. The Rochdale Way and Pennine Bridleway pass the reserve so you can follow these paths across the surrounding Pennine Moors.

Healey Dell Postcode

OL12 6BG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Healey Dell OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Healey Dell Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Fairies Chapel, Healey Dell - - 1186190

Fairies Chapel, Healey Dell

Wild deer at Healey Dell - - 977722

Wild deer at the reserve

Healey Dell Viaduct - - 369689

Healey Dell Viaduct Built in 1867, it carried the Lancashire & Yorkshire railway Company's Bacup branch line over the River Spodden north of Rochdale. Closure of the line came gradually in the 1950s and early 60s.

River Spodden in Healey Dell - - 1186288

River Spodden in the reserve


GPS Files

GPX File

Healey Dell.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Healey Dell.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)